The Granfondo Gianni Motta "Citta' Di Vicenza" is scheduled for Sunday, April 26th. Gianni Motta's main victories as a professional rider include the Giro d'Italia (1966), a Giro di Lombardia (1964), a Tour de Suisse (1967) and two Tour de Romandie (1966, 1971). In addition, Motta was 3rd in the 1965 Tour de France behind Felice Gimondi of Italy and Raymond Pouilor of France.
After his professional career he turned to the manufacture and sales of bicycles. His frames were noted for stiff, efficient power transmission and the Italian national tri-color paint jobs on the top model, such as this 1984:
Gianni Motta is still very much the active cyclist with a busy schedule which includes leading an annual bike tour in Cuba, a Lake Garda-Dolomites-La Garda tour, and participating in other events.
Photos: GF Gianni Motta event logo; Giro d'Italia '66 on the Passo Duran ahead of Anquetil, Balmamion and Adorni; Giro d'Italia '66 on the Passo del Vetriolo where Motta made his winning move; a recent photo of Motta (in the green jersey)
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